Fiers did a good job keeping the Pirates off the basepaths, allowing five hits and no walks in four innings, but allowed a home run in three of the four innings. Fiers was tagged for four runs in the game, and he earned the loss in a 5-2 final.
Fiers struck out five batters and was pulled after throwing just 67 pitches. His ERA rose to 6.62, while his record fell to 1-3. He has now allowed 10 runs in nine innings over the course of two starts.
Fiers may not get another chance to start for the Brewers, as Kyle Lohse is aiming to return to the rotation Thursday against the Twins, which would be the next turn for Fiers.
It was Pagan's third home run of the year, and he's on a five-game hitting streak. He has a .262 batting average on the season.
Locke baffled Brewers hitters, allowing just three hits over six shutout innings. He allowed runners to reach second base in each of the first two innings, but never again through the rest of the outing. He walked three and struck out seven, while throwing 60 of 100 pitches for strikes.
Locke has thrown two scoreless outings in a row, with a 14-inning scoreless streak. He has a 2.45 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season, while going 5-1 in 10 starts, without a loss in nine straight.
He will try to keep his unbeaten streak going in his next start, scheduled for Thursday against the Tigers at home.
Making his first appearance since Tuesday due to tightness in his groin,
Betancourt (1-2) suffered his second loss in May and saw his ERA rise to 2.55 after getting one out before the game-winning hit.
It was Perkins' ninth save. Perkins, who has a 3.24 ERA, has allowed two runs over his last eight innings. He has struck 13 and walked one over that span.
Nicaso threw just 86 pitches Saturday after throwing between 89 and 94 pitches in his previous four starts in May. He's slated to face the Astros at home Thursday.
Bailey needed 116 pitches to get through six innings, but allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out eight. He threw 78 of 116 pitches for strikes.
Bailey left trailing 2-1, but the Reds scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to get him the win.
Bailey, who has a 3.08 ERA, is expected to start Thursday against the Indians.
Wood allowed a run on three hits and two walks through the first five innings but seemed to run out of gas in the sixth. He walked the first batter then allowed four runs on four hits before being pulled.
He allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out five and throwing 69 of 115 pitches for strikes. Wood (4-3) takes a 2.73 ERA into his next start, Thursday against the White Sox.
Zito hasn't won in his last six starts, but Saturday's game was a decent bounce-back for the lefty after he gave up 10 earned runs on 23 hits in 11 1/3 innings over his previous two starts. He'll face the A's at home Thursday.